Area Briefing, Oct. 15-21


A Night Out with the Rape Crisis Center is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Tao Beach at the Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Tickets for the fundraiser cost $60 and are available at the door or through the Rape Crisis Center’s website, The price includes drinks, appetizers, entertainment and raffle prizes. The event is for attendees 21 or older.

For more information, call 702-385-2153.


A Las Vegas Fire & Rescue station is expected to open in summer 2014 at 577 Page St.

The $6.7 million station is expected to house one engine company and one rescue unit.

The 7,640-square-foot site is aimed at improving emergency response in Ward 3, which includes historic areas of East Las Vegas.

Contractor Core Construction, based in Las Vegas, is building the new station to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold standards.


City National Bank plans a seminar on cyber fraud from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 20 on the third floor of The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St.

The featured speaker is scheduled to be Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI special agent with more than 20 years’ experience investigating corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking and terrorism.

Those who are interested must RSVP by Nov. 13 at, using the event code Vegas Fraud. Business attire is required.


The Better Business Bureau plans a shred event and food drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the group’s offices, 6040 S. Jones Blvd.

Donated food will benefit Three Square food bank. A Three Square volunteer will offer assistance with shredding participants’ documents.

For more information, visit


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a child safety and welfare program at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

The four-week program is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 30. The program is meant for parents to increase awareness and knowledge of issues such as shaken baby syndrome, child abuse, anger management and positive guidance. Session materials will also be available in Spanish.

For more information, contact Olga Soto at 702-257-5567 or


Kathryn Knapp, a physical scientist for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is scheduled to present a lecture at the League of Women Voters of Las Vegas Valley’s meeting at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Las Vegas Social Club, 200 N. Main St.

Knapp is set to discuss the objectives, plans and future recommendations for shipping radioactive material through Nevada and environmental remediation activities of the Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board.

A buffet breakfast is set to start at 9:30 a.m., with the program slated to begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $20.

For reservations and more information, visit or call 702-464-7887.


An AARP driver safety class for participants 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

Registration is required by Oct. 16, and it is recommended that attendees bring a light lunch and a beverage.

For more information, visit or call 702-229-1600.


Safe Kids Clark County recently launched a new Facebook page at, which replaces its former page at

The nonprofit also has revamped its website at and redesigned its logo.

The organization is aimed at protecting children from injury or death. Group members include representatives from area hospitals, public safety agencies, gaming companies, the retail industry and other sectors.

Safe Kids Clark County is at 3186 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 101. For more information, call 702-731-8666.


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is seeking submissions for its seventh annual anti-graffiti art contest, open to area elementary and middle school students. This year’s theme is Keep Southern Nevada Graffiti Free.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Submissions must be an original concept produced in color on an 11-by-17-inch landscape piece of paper. No photography or glitter artwork will be accepted. Art tools may include markers, crayons, colored pencils or paints.

The top entries are slated to be featured on an RTC vehicle and other transit amenities for up to one year. Crime Stoppers of Southern Nevada has also donated 10 shelter ads through Outdoor Promotions to display the top 10 pieces of art.

Submissions can be mailed or hand-delivered to the RTC administrative office, Attention: Aileen Pastor, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

More entry details can be found at For more information, contact Pastor at or 702-676-1735.


The city of Las Vegas plans community meetings to discuss a proposed walkable community plan for the Ward 3 area.

The plan is aimed at assessing the ability of residents to walk to essential services and activities easily and safely while creating a self-sufficient and less auto-dependent community.

The meetings are set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., and 6-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Crestwood Elementary School, 1300 Pauline Way.

The plan would not change zoning or property land-use designations but will focus on physical improvements, such as crosswalk enhancements, sidewalk upgrades and the addition of shade trees, city officials said.

The purpose of these initial meetings is to obtain input from residents and business owners. To learn more about the plan or take an online survey, call 702-229-6051 or visit

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